Aston Martin DB11 Volante

By Christian Bartsch

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The DB11 Volante is the most elegant of convertible Aston Martins. The DB11 Volante sets new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the definitive open-top Sports GT.

Greater levels of performance and handling reflect the more sporting side of its character, while increased refinement, comfort and interior space ensure it remains a consummate grand tourer. Visually the DB11 Volante features the striking single-piece aluminium bonnet and innovative ‘Curlicue’ aerodynamic feature from the DB11 Coupe. The wood or carbon fibre veneer panels on the seat backs emphasize this.

The beautifully tailored fabric hood is available in a choice of bordeaux red, black silver or grey silver. This is complemented by the dramatic ultra-slim ‘light blade’ tail lights that create a bold C graphic and a striking new design of forged alloy wheel. The end result is a breathtakingly sleek and athletic form that perfectly expresses the DB11 Volante’s character. Of course the defining feature of the DB11 Volante is its convertible roof.

Combining the timeless appeal of a fabric hood with the very latest acoustic and insulation materials, the all-new 8-layer roof cossets occupants from the extremes of weather and wind noise. Folding to a class-leading stack height, the Volante’s hood takes just 14 seconds to lower and 16 to close and can be operated remotely from the key, or on the move at speeds of up to 31mph with a 31mph headwind. The new hood system has also led to a 20 per cent gain in boot volume compared to the outgoing DB9 Volante. Engineered to be the most advanced and complete open-top Aston Martin ever built, styled to put its rivals in the shade and honed to achieve a fine balance of ride, handling, responsiveness and refinement, the DB11 Volante is dedicated to delivering a new dimension of driving pleasure.